Posted: April 10, 2023
Geographic Expeditions is a travel company that got its start in 1982 in the high peaks of the Himalaya. Here the air is cold and clear and improbable ideas - like the idea that travel in remote and barely accessible places could be done in a way that benefits those places - become inevitable. Geographic Expeditions portfolio of experiences take you to places where your spending directly translates into benefits for conservation and local communities.
Since 1982, the company has evolved to explore far beyond the Himalaya, including in Japan, along the remote northern coast of Western Honshu. You'll discover alongside your guide the classic architecture of feudal castle towns and traditional culture of rural villages, rescued from obscurity by tight-knit communities with an eye toward sustainability and renewal.
As a guest your travel dollars directly support the local fishermen, chefs, and artisans you’ll meet in the historic castle towns of Hagi and Tsuwano, the small fishing village of Ine, and the town of Omori, located in theUNESCO-listed Iwami Ginzan silver-mining region.
This unique experience is led by travel writer Don George. Don has visited more than 90 countries on five continents and has traveled throughout—and written extensively about—Europe and Asia. He has also lived in France, Greece, and Japan, working as a translator in Paris, a teacher in Athens, and a television talk show host in Tokyo.
In addition to their focus on travel’s local benefits, Geographic Expeditions is also Tomorrow’s Air partner, inviting guests to help build the carbon removal movement and channel funding carbon removal innovators.
Learn more about the experience.
Images via: @geoex by Glenn Ringer